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5 Home Uses for Banana Peels

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Bananas are my go-to breakfast treat every morning. They provide just the right amount of energy to get me through my morning must-dos--aka make coffee, lots of coffee. Aside from providing the body with necessary vitamins, like potassium, here are some pretty cool other uses for banana peels.
Time: 5 Minutes Cost: $.25 Difficulty: Easy
  • 5 home uses for banana peels, cleaning tips, gardening, repurposing upcycling
Shoe polish:
Use the inside of the banana peel to polish your shoes by rubbing it around the show, then buffing with a soft white cloth.
Leather cleaner:
Clean leather similar to your shoes. Simply rub the inside of a banana peel on any scuffed leather goods, then follow by buffing with a soft cloth.
  • 5 home uses for banana peels, cleaning tips, gardening, repurposing upcycling
Silver polish:
Polish your precious silver with leftover banana peels. Blend the peel with water then gently rub over your silver. Use a soft cloth to wipe clean.
Clean plants:
You heard me. Houseplants get dusty too sometimes! Wipe down each leaf with the inside of a banana peel to remove dust and restore your plant's original beauty.
  • 5 home uses for banana peels, cleaning tips, gardening, repurposing upcycling
Plant fertilizer:
Dry out your leftover banana peels by laying them flat on a screen. Once dry, grind them up in a food processor and use as mulch when planting your spring flowers. For established plants, you can simply cut up regular (non-dried) peels and sprinkle them around and in the dirt surrounding your plants.

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  • Deezie
    Deezie Stratford, CT

    cool ideas

  • Hannah V
    Hannah V Brooklyn, NY

    As an avid banana eater, I appreciate the tips! :)

  • Virginia R
    Virginia R Jamestown, NY

    Somewhere long ago I heard that banana peels are good for roses so I always add them to the soil around mine. I sometimes dig them down in a little or just cover them with mulch.

  • Jill F
    Jill F Covington, OH

    Great tips! The inside of a banana peel will also dry out poison ivy and help it go away faster !

  • Tina
    Tina Fort Worth, TX

    they're also great to feed your worms! (we have a worm farm!) and they love the bananas and the peels....

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